During the second live show of Belgium’s Eurosong 2016, this year’s five finalists finally revealed their songs in full. They’re going hard and dreaming big — but who has what it takes to keep Loïc Nottet’s Eurovision 2015 momentum going?

Amaryllis Uitterlinden asks you to “Kick the Habit” with her 1950s throwback. Tom Frantzis serves up some some Softengine, pop-rock realness with “I’m Not Lost”. Astrid Destuyver is drawing comparisons to Ellie Goulding with “Everybody Aches”. Laura Tesoro blends funk, soul and pop with “What’s the Pressure”. And Adil Aarab lets us know what’s “In Our Nature” with his mix of R&B and lounge, most appropriate when the sun goes down…

Now it’s time for you to have a listen and let us know who you think should win Belgium Eurosong 2016. You can vote for as many acts as you’d like, but you can only vote ONE time, so make it count. It’s up to you Europe. Start voting now!

Belgium Eurovision 2016: The Songs in Full

AMARYLLIS – “KICK THE HABIT”

I need to kick the habit
Kick the habit, kick the habit
I need to kick the habit
Kick the habit, kick the habit
‘Cause it’s toxic…

TOM – “I’M NOT LOST”

I’m not lost
I’m on my way
In the middle of nowhere
I have found myself again…

ASTRID – “EVERYBODY ACHES”

I’m gonna make you feel fine
You gotta give it some time
You gotta hold on
Gotta be strong
I’m gonna help you pull through
I’m gonna be there for you…

LAURA – “WHAT’S THE PRESSURE”

What’s the pressure?
You will cope
You will know in the end
That this is fiction…

ADIL – “IN OUR NATURE”

Oh oh oh
It’s in our nature
To be calm as the night
When the sun goes down…

Poll: Who should win Belgium Eurosong 2016?

Vote in more Eurovision 2016 polls

Total
1
Shares
  Subscribe  
newest oldest most voted
Notify of
Luke
Guest

Is it just me or does the start of What’s the pressure sound like Fleur East’s Sax. I can hear it throughout the whole song pretty much .

gerry
Guest

Tom or Amaryllis

Matt
Guest

@dutchie
@Racal

Laura played a character in one of the biggest Flemish soaps on television for a while, so she might have gotten a small fanbase through there. Then she also placed second in The Voice. She probably the most “famous” of all contestants, but they’re all pretty much unknown to the majority of the Belgians.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GrUXkgzufB8&ab_channel=VTM

I'll Be Back
Guest
1. Adil- 9/10: Very eerie, love that little guitar and weird pipey sound in it. Simple yet effective, and he’s got the best voice of the lot. Idk why but it reminds me of Kedvesem. 2. Amaryllis- 7.5/10: So catchy, and a lovely old fashioned style song. A little cringey, but a good song nonetheless. I know it would do terrible at ESC, but it puts a smile on my face. 3. Laura- 6.5/10: Yeah, it’s not bad. Nothing very unique here, but atleast it’s easy to sing along, and it’s got a decent melody. 4. Astrid- 6/10: Listened to… Read more »
dutchie
Guest

@racal
Laura reached the final of the Voice (I think), so that accounts for her relative fame. I find her song very Selah Sue-esque, certainly her latest album. Laura even tries to sound a bit like her. I don’t like that screamy style both of them have, but there you go.

@EugeneESCUK
Guest
The artist best suited to ESC is Laura, she would really connect with the fans, but I’m not so sure that her song is best suited for the ESC. I feel Tom lacks the charisma to do well and connect with the fans, a bit of a wet fish, but he has the song that the fans will like the most but it’s almost too commercial and 2 a penny. Worth noting he sang last!! It’s another bunch of recycled songs with nothing new to offer which is a shame after Loïc last year who brought something different to the… Read more »
eve
Guest

The only chance Belgium has of qulifying is if they send Tom, Laura is cute but her song is really dated and it won’t make the final

mawnck
Guest

“The beat of Laura’s song reminds me of ‘Another one bites the dust’.”

Beat and bass line, yes. Most definitely. The intro is pretty flagrant about it.

It’s not close enough to count as plagiarism, but it’s plenty close enough for the usual dingbat fans and tabloid newspapers to ACCUSE her of it, should it get sent to Stockholm.

See also https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGuQOMISQtI.

Kat
Guest
I’m really rooting for Tom to win this, but I can’t shake the feeling that Laura is going to do quite well despite an average song. She’s the biggest name of the lot by a mile, and if you listen to her other stuff (Outta Here, Funky Love), this is the style she does and she’s not doing to badly with it in Belgium, her star is definitely on the rise and that might play into the end result. But Belgium, I implore you, pick Tom! Once he’s gotten over the nerves and improved his stage presence, he could definitely… Read more »
Racal
Guest

@dutchie: I already thought she was struggling with her voice last week. 🙂 And TBH, I have a hard time finding the Selah Sue touch in that song. I’m a big fan of Selah’s debut album (especially “Raggamuffin” and “This world”), but Laura’s song sounds more like a B-track from S Club 7 to me…

I had no idea Laura was already known in Flanders though. That might explain the hype. Well I hope that she won’t win the Eurosong, cause I can’t see her scoring anything in Stockholm. 🙁

dutchie
Guest

@racal
In her defense, she was a bit sick last night. Apparently she’s already reasonably well known in Flanders, and Selah Sue wrote her song, so I guess there’s some hype around her. And of course the jury member sang her praises quite exuberantly.

I don’t like Selah Sue’s songwriting, but this is a typical Selah Sue song, and Flanders loves her

Alinedekalle
Guest

They have to send Tom.
Here his song live on MNM Radio.

MirkoJoshua
Guest

Tom and Astrid are my favourites. But, am I the only one who thinks that Amaryllis and Laura’s song could be perfect for an advertisement? Lol

Racal
Guest

Is it true that Laura won the televote? Can’t Belgians hear that she can’t sing live? She has no breath, and she’s clearly trying to hit notes that her voice can’t hit.

el
Guest

In my opinion the winner should be either Tom or Adil. I don’t know why you all like Laura so much, her performance was really great but I just don’t see that song doing well at eurovision.

Kjetil H
Guest

Ehr.. Tom is ultra-bland pop but unfortunately that might be their best pick. Don’t listen to much funk but get the feeling Laura’s song is like a dumbed-down version of it, not for me anyway. I dunno, maybe Adil.

Ruud
Guest

Tom really needs to get his act together or otherwise Laura is the deserved winner.

Nick
Guest

TOM OFC!! Belgium has high hopes to do a top 5 placing again with that song!! Astrid is also an awesome choice, but Tom is just the perfect choice for Belgium!! 😉

Laburnum
Guest
1) Tom, he needs to do more work with the cameras and his voice and then it would be an amazing entry for Belgium. 2) Astrid, still love her. Was a bit quiet though… 3) Adil, catchy song but the performance was by far the worst. So cringey, and when he held that woman’s hand. Ughhh… 4) Laura, would have been 3rd if it wasn’t so similar to Fleur East – Sax, or many other songs for that matter. 5) Amaryllis, laughably bad. But good voice Out of these, I’d say my top 4 have a fairly good chance of… Read more »
Jesper
Guest

Also, Laura won the televote last night. That televote didn’t matter for the results though, but she still won it.

Jesper
Guest

The beat of Laura’s song reminds me of ‘Another one bites the dust’. Anyone else?

Racal
Guest

Let’s not forget that Belgium has no friend in the ESC. Even the Netherlands are not a reliable voting neighbor. If they want to qualify, they have no choice but to send a VERY good act. Countries like Russia, the Balkans, Denmark or Moldova could get away with a mediocre song and still clear the semi-final. Belgium cannot afford this.

So go for Tom! 🙂

Racal
Guest

1. Tom, by far! Great song, good vocals and good performer.
2-4. Adil, Astrid and Laura. To me, they’re all equally meh…
5. Amaryllis. There’s literally nothing good with this. The lyrics, the song, the vocals, and the ridiculous shoulder dance. This is NOT good.

Racal
Guest

I think Tom’s got Eurosong, he’s the best act by a mile. However, I also think it’s still a bit weak for Eurovision. Let’s wait for the acts of the other countries, but I don’t get the feeling we’re going to Brussels in 2017…

Nicky1991
Guest

my top 5:

1. Tom 9.5/10

2. Laura 9/10

3. Adil 9/10

4. Amaryllis 8.5/10

5. Astrid 5/10

PP
Guest

Laura have good song, but she don t have voice for that kind of song.

PP
Guest
After snippet Tom than Astrid was my favorites. Worst was Amaryllis After full version of songs I change my opinion, for me best is Amarylilis, she have retro song wiht catchy refrain and she wili have unique song at Eurovision. Shame that Adil with best voice don t get good song , with good song he wili be like Malta 2013, Denmark 2014. Tom is dissapointed for me, but with re arangment of song , song could be better , remember Beligium 2013, when I heard that song , song was one of worst song at Eurovision for me before… Read more »
oooops
Guest

My top 5
1. Laura
2. Tom
3. Adil
4. Astrid
5. Amaryllis
Greetings from the country of Mums-Måns, Sweden

What
Guest

I’m from Belgium,but i think we don’t qualify this year again :/:
1-Tom 7/10 My favorite but his performance needs more power…
2-Laura 6/10 Hate her voice 🙁 And song is pretty weak
3-Adil 5.5/10 Song is dull after a minute
4-Astrid 5/10 Very disapointed….:(
5-Amaryllis 3.5/10 No just no….

#InMyNature
Guest

Adil! He has the best voice and the catchiest song. It’s a summer hit. 🙂

Han
Guest

What a flat national final Belgium 🙁 Anyways, i think Tom is the one that has more chances to reach the final in Eurovision, with a better staging of course

Richard Yudistira
Guest

If Belgium want to survive, just send Laura, Amarilys, or Adil. Both of them have the uniqueness needed. Among them, Laura’s song is really earworming

Anfrers
Guest

TBH i think Laura is the only good one.

Sparrow
Guest

Kick the habit surprisingly wasn’t as annoying as expected as a whole. Well, if she can control her crazy shoulders maybe.
Tom, Astrid and Adil all have songs we’ve heard a thousand times over and they’re nothing special.
But id take any of them above Laura. Hands down the worst a tacky Motown wanna be act. She doesn’t have that funky soul in her to pull it off and make it relevant.

No Name
Guest

They won’t qualify with any of these songs I think 🙁

Eurofan
Guest
i’m belgian and i’am very dissapointed by the songs!! REALLY!! Is there nothing better than This 5 average songs? Is this a joke?? Looooooooooooollllllll – Amaryllis: 2/10….i like the bridge of the song….no chance to reach the final!!!! – Tom: 4/10….So so so so Déja vu … maybe a very little chance to reach the final if others songs of the semi are bad!!! – Astrid: 1/10….if you need to go to the loo during the semi….absolutely no chance! – Laura: 3/10….last night a dj saved my lifesque… good song but for jesc 2016… no chance to go through…. –… Read more »
mad-professor
Guest

Probably Adil or Amaryllis, but it’s hard to choose a good song with only these five on offer.

Tom’s sounds too much like Forever Starts Today and his voice just isn’t strong enough, especially after Loïc’s range.
Astrid’s just doesn’t go anywhere.
Laura’s is just awful. She’s great with the crowd, good with the cameras, but the song isn’t saving her.

mawnck
Guest
I wish our standards were higher than “well, they sang OK and the songs aren’t terrible”, but here we are. I sure didn’t detect a Loïc Nottet among their ranks. I don’t think there’s any chance we’re going to be heading for Brussels in 2017, but I expect they’ll be in the house on Saturday night if they don’t screw this up. I’d give it to Tom, but I think Astrid can catch him if they do a good rework for next time. Laura’s good (better than Astrid) but the song is giving me worrisome Andy Abraham flashbacks. “In Our… Read more »
mocosuburbian
Guest

I have to say my opinion of Adil’s song has changed a lot with the performance
Tom (and surprisingly Astrid) seem to have kind of bland songs that get repetitive with time
Amaryllis was… as cringey as everyone thought she would be. I’m thinking
1. Adil
2. Laura
3. Astrid and Tom tied
4. Amaryllis

uhm
Guest

Tom all the way. If not, then Astrid, but please, don’t go with anybody else.

Héctor
Guest

I’m loving “I’m not lost”, but I think Tom seems to be out of breath in some parts. On the other hand, don’t you see a resemblance between Astrid and Molly Sterling (Ireland 2015)?

Alex Lefteris
Guest

I really liked Adil’s song but i think that he has to work a bit with the cameras .. The song gave me that feeling of melancholic nostalgia ! Go Adil although i do believe that Tom will go to Stockholm! Anw, good luck Belgium! 🙂

DR
Guest

I’m really impressed with any of them now. I don’t think it’s Belgium 2017.

EurovisionBelgiumfan1
Guest
EurovisionBelgiumfan1

@Mar
Laura was a bit sick tonight they said…

D
Guest

And Flanders will not qualify once again. Maybe Wallonia should do Eurovision every year lol

EurovisionBelgiumfan1
Guest
EurovisionBelgiumfan1

I forgot to say you need to click the video called: Eurosong – Songs Eurosong 2016 bekend and then you will find the rest. Cheers

Mar
Guest
These are all perfectly good NF songs, looks like Eén learned their lesson and Flanders won’t be embarassing Belgium in Stockholm. Amaryllis was a lot better than I expected considering I hated the snippet. The verses and the ending really elevate the song, it’s the chorus that kills it and makes it the weaker entry of the five. I get the hype about Tom, really, his song is quite radio friendly, but I just kept being distracyed by his awkwardness on stage. I guess his song is just not my particular taste either. I had high expectations of Astrid and… Read more »
Alexander
Guest

Was quite pleasantly surprised by all of them actually – goes to show you can’t judge a piece based on an 11-second excerpt (or a 25-second one, for that matter). I was originally a fan of Amaryllis, but can’t decide whether I find her song great or repetitive and annoying.

Laura definitely had the best energy tonight; maybe something for those in Belgium to consider when they select their pick for Stockholm

Ewan
Guest

Don’t really think any of them would do well tbh.

Not Tom, his voice is not strong enough. Amaryllis is boring, Laura is a no, Astrid’s song is painfully dull and makes no sense and Adil isn’t great either but would say he’s the best of them.